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Posts tagged “Spinach

Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl

Beef Bruschetta Buddha Bowl ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #dinnerinabowl #recipe

Beef (or venison) slow cooked in juices until fall-apart tender, served on a bed of spinach with a bruschetta tomato mixture, farro, and crumbled feta cheese. Drizzled with bacon ranch dressing on at the end for even more flavor, this pretty buddha bowl is full of colors, flavors, protein and, as any good buddha bowl […]


Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup

Ham Bone & Chickpea Soup ~Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #ham #bean #soup #recipe

It’s a cold, wet, rainy spring day with a brisk wind that almost feels wintry … the kind of day that just chills you to the bone … and your body just yearns a nice comforting bowl of hot, piping soup. This is a hearty soup to cuddle up with and let it surround you with […]


Blueberry Wild Violet Salad

Blueberry Wild Violet Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #purple #spring #salad #recipe

with goat cheese crumbles, sweet roasted almond slices (not pictured), dandelion petals (optional) and a lovely honey lemon ginger dressing I’m a purple lover. Everything purple appeals to me. It’s been like this since childhood. Since Donny Osmond and his silly purple socks. Who remembers that? I know … I’m a dork. But even if […]


Rainbow Fruit & Spinach Salad

with Honey Ginger Lime Dressing A rainbow of fruit (strawberries, mangoes, pineapple, red grapes and blueberries) served over a bed of spinach with crunchy toasted walnuts, creamy goat cheese and a honey ginger lime dressing. This salad came about because I suggested for my daughter’s birthday party that we make fruit kebabs. And she loved that […]


Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza

Lucky Green Shamrock Pizza ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Irish #StPatricksDay #recipe

with a spinach almond crust, lemon avocado sweet pea spread, Irish KerryGold Dubliner cheese and fresh cilantro. Who says grownups can’t play with their food? This is a crazy idea that popped into my head after I made that lovely avocado green pea crostini, because a green pizza, with a green spread on top of a green […]


Chicken Mushroom Pizza w/Spinach Crust

Chicken Mushroom Pizza with Spinach Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #pizza #recipe #quick

Adapted only just slightly from Hungry Girl Super easy, low-calorie, no-guilt pizza for one! The bright green crust reminds me of St Patrick’s Day … and while it’s not like a yeast-y bread crust, it feels enough like pizza to be satisfying. It’s been a long time since I posted a pizza recipe … when […]


Sausage & White Cheddar Spinach Balls

Sausage & White Cheddar Spinach Balls ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #appetizer #recipe

These savory little spinach balls are a great way to re-purpose leftover stuffing after a big meal. They have just the right mix of flavors to make them totally addictive … I found myself eating them for breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snacks … you name it, these spinach balls were my food buddies. My first attempt […]


Secretly Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip

Secretly Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #superhealthy #powerfood #dip #recipe

Yes, I have mastered the delightful creamy goodness of spinach artichoke dip with none of the guilt! My “secret” for making this dip light and healthy is  … cauliflower. Yes, cauliflower. It sounds unlikely, but this versatile white vegetable that is so good at disguising itself as rice and potatoes … and it makes dreamy […]


Spinach Cornbread Stuffing

People always ask me what we eat for Christmas dinner … it usually involves ham or turkey … or sometimes, if we’re lucky, a Christmas goose. This year we were blessed to have a Christmas goose, a Canadian goose that one of my brother-in-law’s friends got on a recent hunting trip. Apparently it was quite […]


Indian Creamed Spinach with Cheese (Saag Paneer)

Indian Creamed Spinach w Cheese (Saag Paneer) ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Indian #spinach #recipe

Adapted/lightened from Food Network I have to teach an Indian cooking class … which made me realize I’ve been slacking on Indian recipes on my blog. I’ve got lots of curries, yes, but not so many other Indian recipes. Perhaps many Indian recipes ARE indeed curry recipes, but I think I tend towards the Thai […]


Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad

Turmeric Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #deconstructed #hummus #salad #eattherainbow

with a rainbow of colorful veggies, feta cheese, toasted pine nuts (pinons) & a cucumber tahini yogurt dressing. It’s like hummus, deconstructed, in salad form, with extra color, feta and a little crunch. Mom and Dad gave me a big beautiful eggplant from their garden the last time I saw them and despite all the […]


Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon Walnut Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #bacon #bluecheese #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Creamy blue cheese with crunchy walnuts and smoky bacon, with a bit of cream cheese, garlic, onion, spinach and sweet pepper, all snuggled into a warm mushroom … now there’s a bite-sized dream come true! (Not that I dreamt of these or anything … okay, well, maybe I did … except I don’t really recall […]


Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa

Basil Spinach & Corn Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #glutenfree #quinoa #recipe

I just adore the nutty chewiness that is quinoa. It’s like nothing else … and it’s so wonderfully healthy and good for you too! I had some cooked quinoa in my fridge that needed sprucing up and some fresh spinach that needed to be used quickly, so I grabbed a few of my favorite ingredients […]


Spinach Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Lasagna Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lasagna #stuffed #mushrooms #lowcarb #recipe

Mushrooms are such a perfect vessel to hold bits of deliciousness. I am not sure exactly where I saw this idea … it was somewhere in the blogosphere, a brilliant idea from one of the foodie ninjas that I know. Once I saw it, I just HAD to try it, and I was so pleased with […]


Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Peppers ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #cheese #stuffed #peppers #recipe

It’s been quite a while since I made those amazing Basil Goat Cheese Stuffed peppers. Those were sooo amazing, I kind of just stopped trying to top that recipe. Eventually, though, I got to thinking: why not try some other cheeses? I mean, what about Ricotta? Ricotta is such a nice cheese for stuffing things–it […]


Swiss Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms

Swiss Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #mushroom #swiss #burger #appetizer

Think mushroom swiss burger in bite-size form. These juicy little bites are so pretty and fun to serve and they taste just like mushroom swiss burgers! I mixed some quinoa and spinach into the lean burger meat so they are healthy too. The ketchup, mustard, and onion are mixed into the meat too. We had our Easter […]


Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Inspired by Lauren Kelly Nutrition Mushrooms and I are hanging out a lot together lately. I’ve always, always loved mushrooms, but I kind of neglected them in years past as my kids aren’t mushroom eaters, so anything I make with mushrooms is purely for my own satisfaction. However, since I started trying to lose weight, I […]


Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs

Italian Spinach Mushroom Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #healthy #breakfast #recipe

A simple healthy breakfast for mushroom lovers.  I made this breakfast because I am embracing my love for mushrooms and letting it go wild with ideas. If you are a mushroom hater (or allergic to mushrooms!), please go elsewhere. This post is not for you. For me, blogging happens in bits and pieces. First, I get […]


Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto

Bacon Mushroom Smoked Cheddar Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #baked #brownrice #risotto #recipe

Adapted from Cookie & Kate Yesterday morning I went swimming–it’s my new workout thing (alongside yoga–my other workout fave). As I was swimming, I let my mind drift off and wander about and was happy to find myself ruminating on what I should make for lunch. I thought about all the cheese in my fridge that […]


Feta Walnut Spinach Salad

Feta Walnut Spinach Salad with Matchstick Carrots and Creamy Dijon Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #savory #winter #salad #recipe

A simple, savory salad with a pleasing blend of tastes, textures and colors. I used my rosemary garlic marinated feta with crunchy walnuts, matchstick carrots and topped it with a creamy Dijon dressing. This salad came about one day when I needed a quick salad and I grabbed what I had and tossed it together and it was […]


Cheesy Spinach Tots

Cheesy Spinach Tots ~ the BEST way to eat your veggies! Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #veggie #tots #recipe

Freckled with carrots and packed with plenty of the healthy goodness of spinach, these little spinach tots are delightful little cheesy bites that makes eating veggies a pleasure. I used two cheeses in my little tots–both Asiago, a sharp, hard, Italian cheese and Dubliner, a fruity white Irish cheese, but you can choose whichever cheeses you […]


Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs

Spinach Bolognese Baked Eggs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #healthy #breakfast #dinner #recipe

An easy, protein-rich and vitamin packed breakfast that fuels you up for whatever your morning might bring you. It’s meaty (if you use the Bolognese sauce) or vegetarian (if you use a veggie pasta sauce) and can be made gluten free (just make sure to use a gluten free pasta sauce). It’s comforting and warm and makes […]


Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa

Spinach & Mushroom Breakfast Quinoa ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #cheesy #breakfast #quinoa #recipe

A hot, healthy, hearty, satisfying breakfast that comes together in minutes if you have pre-cooked quinoa in your fridge. It was my friend Ann at Fountain Avenue Kitchen that introduced me to the concept of breakfast quinoa. It’s a marvelous thing … quinoa makes such a perfect base for a fried egg. Quinoa is such […]


Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto

Bacon Spinach Wild Mushroom Risotto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Italian #risotto #recipe

A wonderfully creamy, cheesy risotto (Italian rice) with bits of bacon, onion, bell pepper and spinach intertwined. The flavors blend so perfectly. I know, I’ve not been posting recipes much lately … you guys, I’ve been seriously distracted. Not much distracts me from food … but I have a couple things in my life lately that have […]

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